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Kathy Griffin Jesus joke sparks Emmy controversy

The Jesus joke by the comedian Kathy Griffin during the Emmy awards creates undeserved controversy.

Kathy Griffin Jesus joke sparks Emmy controversy The remark Kathy Griffin made in her acceptance speech at the Creative Arts Emmy Awards on Saturday could be more than the comedian was bargaining about. Here is Griffin's Jesus joke which sparked one of the biggest scandals at the Emmy awards: "A lot of people come up here and thank Jesus for this award. I want you to know that no one had less to do with this award than Jesus. Suck it, Jesus. This award is my god now."

 Christian groups from all over the country immediately condemned the joke, some calling it "the latest saga of Hollywood assaults on Christianity" and "obscene and blasphemous". Following the reaction Kathy Griffin's Jesus joke created, the Academy of Television Arts and Sciences decided to censor the comments and will air a "clean" version of the Creative Arts Emmy Awards on E! Entertainment Network on Saturday, the night before the Primetime Emmy Awards. The remarks will also be edited from official Emmy Awards broadcast the next day on Fox.

Kathy Griffin won the Emmy for best reality program for her Bravo channel show "My Life on the D-List."

Published on 09/13/2007

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